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Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting mixes show and substance

“Ok, let’s do it.” With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers

The Transportation Department is moving to relax the federal regulations on the time truckers can be on the road, a long sought goal of the trucking industry, a move that …


Police: Woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping

Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found …


Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

OPEC on Monday decided to extend its deal to cut production for another nine months in an attempt to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Labrador narrowly elected chairman of Idaho Republican Party

Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has been elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Walmart heir, Buffett to give away $4.8 billion of fortunes

Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Riot police clear away protests from Hong Kong legislature

Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets …


Getting There: China leads the way with the world’s most electric buses and high-speed rail lines; will Spokane follow?

In five years, Shenzhen, China, electrified its entire fleet of 16,000 buses. How it got there could be a lesson for Spokane and other cities that face technical, financial and …


Eclectic vibe of Browne’s Addition at heart of effort to create historic district

Ballots asking property owners to establish a historic taxing district in Browne’s Addition are the latest effort to protect the old neighborhood’s eclectic assortment of architectural styles and its mix …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.

New I-1639 rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle start today

New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.


Faith and Values: Bike ride for refugees inspires commitment

A 425-mile bike ride across Washington raised money for – and important perspectives on – refugee resettlement.


Then and Now: Spokane Flour Mill

From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 7:37 a.m.

100 Years Ago in Spokane: Teen’s fireworks burns Holmes Elementary; heavyweight fight news to be relayed by megaphone on newspaper’s balcony

Fireworks ignited a blaze on the roof of the Holmes School; The Spokane Daily Chronicle planned to relay news of a heavyweight fight with a megaphone on the balcony of …


Region’s gig economy leads to more “side hustle” jobs

Coeur d’Alene resident Desiree Harrison is one of many Americans working a side hustle. Since the Great Recession, the gig economy – a labor market consisting of workers who don’t …


Boise man makes 20th trip to Everest’s summit

In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien accused of domestic violence Sunday night

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on a charge of domestic violence Sunday night, after an incident in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

The painful truth: Injuries inevitable at Hoopfest

There were half a dozen more injuries at Hoopfest this year than last year. Kevin Maloney, a spokesman for MultiCare, said there were 1,780 total injuries at Hoopfest over the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for New England shellfish population

Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while decreasing off the coast of New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s population …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Hoopfest family teams wrap up weekend of court ‘chemistry’

As Hoopfest weekend wound down Sunday, close-knit teams of families and friends reflected on what makes them strong: “We know how each other work.”


Official: 10 dead in Dallas-area small plane crash

Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, authorities said.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude ombudsman from officer misconduct investigation should be rejected clearly

If Mayor David Condon doesn’t reject a Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude the police ombudsman from an investigation, he’ll render the ombudsman system meaningless


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Crowd intervenes in alleged kidnapping attempt at Hoopfest

Police say a man tried to kidnap a child from Riverfront Park during Hoopfest on Sunday, but after the crowd noticed the child’s mother screaming, several people intervened.


Sudanese hold mass marches to protest army rule

Protesters in Sudan have held their first mass demonstrations against military rule since security forces launched a violent crackdown earlier this month.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:11 a.m.

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump’s Demilitarized Zone stop was a display of “handshake diplomacy” for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to …


Front & Center: Hospital emergency department brings challenges, rewards for Deaconness executive

Judging by the number of “ER”-type TV shows in syndication, trauma is a popular topic. But much has changed since George Clooney donned scrubs as Dr. Doug Ross a quarter-century …


Spin Control: Presidential debates are about donations as much as issues

Presidential candidates seem to use debates as a springboard for donations.


Election preview: Crowded 7-member field of candidates seeks to replace Mike Fagan on Spokane City Council

The open seat to represent northeast Spokane on the City Council has drawn multiple challengers, including seasoned political players and first-time candidates. They all agree, however, that their district has …